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Report: Newcastle switch priority target from Carlos, now in talks over player Shearer called 'stunning'

Newcastle United have reportedly decided to make Jesse Lingard their priority target instead of Diego Carlos.

The Telegraph claims the Magpies have made second loan bid for the Manchester United attacker.

Newcastle had apparently tried their luck with a £12million offer to sign him permanently.

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However, they were reportedly told that Lingard would only consider a temporary move.

The Magpies were said to have had a loan offer for Lingard rejected by the Red Devils at the start of the week.

They have since returned with a “generous and extremely tempting” offer for the 29-year-old.

The Telegraph have added that the offer is currently under consideration and that Lingard is tempted to make the switch.

However, he reportedly wants to keep his options open and will not consider a permanent move at this stage.

The 29-year-old has been a peripheral figure at Old Trafford this season.

Lingard has started just two games from 14 appearances.

His situation is wholly different to the second half of last season, where he shone on loan at West Ham.

Lingard was superb in London, registering nine goals and five assists from 16 games.

“A stunning performance again, with two more goals,” Alan Shearer wrote of him last April after a 3-2 win over Leicester. “Can anyone stop him?”

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More frustration in Diego Carlos pursuit?

“In a frantic day of negotiations behind the scenes, Newcastle’s hierarchy decided to make Lingard their priority target after experiencing more frustration in their pursuit of Seville centre back Diego Carlos,” added The Telegraph.

Newcastle were seemingly moving closer to a deal for Carlos, but a London-club has reportedly offered more than the £30million the Magpies have bid.

Newcastle are apparently refusing to give up on signing the centre-back this month.

The Magpies have reportedly already agreed personal terms and are still trying to thrash out a fee with Sevilla.

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